friday things!

it is officially november!! cue the holiday music, red cups, and yummy desserts. i am so extremely excited for this month and the upcoming holiday season! november has been and always will be one of my favorite months of the year because after daylight savings on sunday things start to feel that much cozier. i’m so excited to spend most of the weekends this month relaxing on the couch with holiday music, cozy socks, and a few good reads.

here’s what i’m loving this friday!

one . red cups

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 [my very first red cup of the season – well documented of course! nothing makes me happier than that little cup of cheer at 8 am! my favorite holiday drink is also officially out as well – skinny peppermint mocha! what’s yours?]

two . michael buble holiday pandora

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[it is never too early. never.]

three . desk inspiration

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[i am truly loving scouring pinterest for some major desk inspiration. it’s my goal to have my desk organized and a new inspiration board by the time i leave for thanksgiving break!]

four . mark and graham

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[absolutely in love with this little monogrammed shop. i will definitely be getting some holiday goodies from here!]

five . sam edelman

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[i still need to have these heels. sam edelman himself is coming to ohio state tomorrow for a fashion show benefitting a cause near and dear to my heart – buckeyethon! i’m so excited to play dress up with my best friend and have so much fun at the event!]

have a fabulous weekend and go treat yourself to your favorite holiday drink! you all deserve it!

xo, Samantha

friday things!

happy weekend, friends!

we’ve made it through yet another week, this one being the first of fall! hooray! i’m looking forward to spending my saturday at the shoe (ohio state’s stadium for all you non-buckeyes) for the first night game of the season!

one . forest friends book club

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[very excited about this! i’ve been looking for a book club of sorts to get me to read more for me instead of for school and my friends sarah and kaitlyn over at the duck and the owl have started one! hop on over to their page for more details!]

two . cozy sweaters

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[loving this elbow-patch sweater via j.crew! i need to get my hands on the navy!]

three . leaves

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[i saw this really cute infographic on pinterest the other day and think it is so pretty. being from new england where the trees turn the prettiest colors, i absolutely love looking down from above to see all of them.]

four . josh radnor

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[on monday night i got to watch the season premiere of how i met your mother commercial free….and with josh radnor himself! i’m in that picture somewhere and this was easily one of the coolest experiences ohio state’s activities board has offered yet! josh is a really really cool guy, a huge fan of the buckeyes (columbus native!), and just loved to talk to us. it was so weird to watch him be so confident and funny on stage and then watch him play ted mosby (with him watching too!!)! i can’t wait to cuddle up on the couch next weekend with my boyfriend and watch happythankyoumoreplease!]

five . reese’s pieces peanut butter cookies via averie cooks

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[i’m playing houseguest to a house full of boys next weekend and if there was one thing my italian family taught me growing up, it is to never show up as a guest somewhere empty handed. if there’s one thing i know my boyfriend loves, it’s my chocolate chip cookies and the peanut butter in these are just an added bonus! come wednesday night i will be trying my hand at these babies and you’ll be the first to know if they come out horrifically wrong!]

six . weekend words!

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[absolutely loving these words.]

have an amazing weekend, go outside and enjoy the fall weather!!

xo, Samantha